$10k, Kicking it Forward, F2P, Click-n-Go and other space news
Congratulations, we reached 10%, or $10,000 mark!
You did it! You all did it – and we got up to 10% of light speed, which is equal to $10,000! This is a good sign, because the fight is only at the beginning. For now, we are only passing asteroid clouds, getting our cannons ready and programming our rockets so they would hit target when time will come. Meanwhile, our ally, LimpDigit team, is working on the new video for us, which will be a mix of our presentation and gameplay video. This shall significantly increase our chances to victory. There are still 35 light days to go, which is more than most of other projects have from beginning. We knew it would be a hard fight, and took additional two weeks to fix our project, tune it and prepare properly for press and big portals. Thanks to many of you, we managed to polish our page and make it much better.
Kicking it Forward: LETS DO SOME KICKS!
Yes, we are finally in. We always wanted to be part of that noble community, but our future has been too unclear and foggy. For a while we have been flying through the area, full of dust and tiny asteroids. Perhaps it was a planet before, or it could become a planet and failed, who knows? But now we finally passed through this dangerous area and are ready to dock the starbase of Kicking It Forward team. Why we are joining that community? Because we know how hard it is to get acknowledged by the indie teams and we want to help our colleagues. Many projects are great and deserve support, but can't get enough attention. Kicking It Forward helps such teams, and we want to be amongst those great people!
Why click-n-go controls and not simulator with cockpit view?
Many inveterate pilots, when they see that our onboard operates our ship instead of ourselves, are asking us, “Why are you letting that thing to control your ship? Why aren't you sitting in a cockpit and driving the ship yourself?!” There are two answers:
First, our onboard computer is very smart. Actually, it's an artificially intelligent entity that can take care of all those troubles and we can relax and enjoy the space, stars, and beautiful views. Click-n-go controls are a very easy way to play - anyone can play it without having the skills of hardcore gamers. We want to promote space games and knowledge about our universe to the mass, as well as sci-fi genre. At the same time, easy controls do not mean simple gameplay or primitive game. For instance, chess: you can learn the rules in five minutes. And chess, and Divine Space do not have a steep learning curve in the beginning. Just imagine a game that you can turn on and instantly play without fifty pages of manual or two hours tutorial. Now, when we all have lesser and lesser time to play, this becomes very important aspect of Divine Space. Simple and intuitive but with many gameplays in an immersive narrative and huge universe, it is a game that you can play at wish at any time. We believe it’s a wonderful combination, very actual, highly underestimated and much needed today.
Second reason - there are tons of simulators that are being developed right now or been released or will appear on Kickstarter soon and many of them are good. We don’t think that another simulator is something that is really needed now.
For example, Star Citizen that is just launched today - and without any doubts, it will be a great game for hardcore players that loves simulators. Below - flagship picture of Star Citizen.
Is free-to-play that evil? Are WE evil?
We are not evil. We are very good. But we understand where this buzz comes from thanks to big companies that turned great model into well-known ‘pay-to-win’ disaster’ or instead of the games developing payment services that are disguised for games. In other games, players are forced to pay (pay-to-play), or they won’t be able to have fun, or gain necessary item, or pass a special location that is designed to force players to pay. We agree that it is evil, and we are here to fight that badness!
How it will be done in Divine Space? First, 90% of the items you can buy both for play money and ‘real’ money. You won’t be able to buy status things that are making your ship gold or giving you extra sparkling trails, or coloring your guns into pink color (please notice this is just examples, we aren’t going to give you pink guns!). Other bonuses of ‘real’ money - premium accounts (NOT required to play!) that gives you discounts, speed-ups, different social and communication bonuses and many other candies. Our payment system will not turn those who are paying into death machines, but it will save them some time and show their special status in the game.
There is a golden triangle: time - skill - money. If you have a lot of time, you will be fine without skills and money; if you have skills, you will be fine without time and money; if you have money, but don’t have time, you can compensate it. Usually people who don’t have time have money and vice versa. Because of F2P model, everyone will be able to play in a way they like. Why we are promising this?
We have a great experience when a player, that never, ever paid, held top-1 place amongst global game rating. He had skills and time, but was unable to pay. And this is the system that is going to be in Divine Space.
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For early backers only: Divine Space Ringtone Pack and wallpapers. Also, get +100 to your karma and tonns of our love and gratitude by pressing 'like' button, share our project on FB or tweeting about us!Estimated delivery:
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Previous reward tier + BACKER STATUS + THANKS IN CREDITS. On the forums, everyone will recognize you as a backer, thanks to whom Divine Space exists.Estimated delivery:
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Previous reward tier + SATELLITE-ALLY + 3 MONTHS PREMIUM + RARE IN-GAME MONEY EQUAL TO $60. Satellite Ally is a unique in-game item that is exclusive for backers only. It will always be with you, fighting with your enemies.Estimated delivery:
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Previous reward tier + SOUNDTRACK MINIPACK. This reward includes 5 soundtracks form the game in different styles, from techno to ambient. Please notice that soundtrack pack in $74 and $75 rewards is improved to whole 15 soundtracks!Estimated delivery:
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Previous reward tier + SATELLITE-ALLY TIER 2 + 6 MONTHS OF PREMIUM + DIGITAL ARTBOOK + RARE IN-GAME MONEY EQUAL TO $150. The ally from previous reward tier upgraded to tier 2 that can also repair your ship from time to time. The artbook contains concepts, interesting stories about game universe and characters, and behind the scene materials.Estimated delivery:
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(INSERTED DIGITAL REWARD) Previous reward tier but INSTEAD OF PHYSICAL GOODS, YOU GET IN-GAME MONEY ON YOUR ACCOUNT. This reward for those who aren’t interested in physical candies, but want more shiny coins on their in-game accounts and at the lesser price. Here, instead of money equal to $150, you will get $200! Please keep in mind that next reward tier - $75 - refers to previous (old) reward tier, $50.Estimated delivery:
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$50 reward tier + AN EXCELLENT PRINT VERSION OF ARTBOOK + SOUNDTRACKS PACK + ACCESS TO DEVELPERS FORUM! The soundtrack pack contains 10 high-quality beautiful soundtracks in different genres. On the closed developers’ forum, your ideas or questions will be always answered. Please add $15 for shipping outside of the US.Estimated delivery:Add $15 USD to ship outside the US
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Previous reward tier + LIFELONG PREMIUM ACCOUNT + SATELLITE-ALLY TIER 3 + A MAGNIFICENT CRYSTAL + RARE IN-GAME MONEY EQUAL TO $300. The satellite from previous reward will be upgraded to tier 3 and will become twice as powerful as the previous one, both in combat and repairing. Crystal is a paperweight (or just a table decoration) with beautiful laser engraving inside, looking at which everyone surely will get excited.Estimated delivery:Add $15 USD to ship outside the US
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Previous reward tier + IPAD BACK COVER instead of a crystal. Our artists designed a wonderful space view to turn your iPad into something special. If you don't want a crystal and have iPad, this option is for you! If you want a crystal too, add $35 and you will have both!Estimated delivery:Add $15 USD to ship outside the US
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(INSERTED DIGITAL REWARD) Previous reward tier, tier but INSTEAD OF PHYSICAL GOODS, YOU GET IN-GAME MONEY ON YOUR ACCOUNT. This reward for those who aren’t interested in physical things: instead of cover or crystal, box and artbook, you will get additional in-game money to your account in sum, equal to $400! Please keep in mind that next reward tier - $140 - refers to previous (old) reward tiers, $100 or $101.Estimated delivery:
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One of the previous reward tiers of your choice + BOXED EDITION + EARLY BETA KEY! You will be able to play our game on a special super secret server and see how the game is being developed and improved. You will have a chance to take part in the development, send suggestions and feedbacks and, sometimes, notice YOUR fixes and corrections in it! To make this tier even sweeter, your rewards and copy of the game will be sent to you packed into a splendid collection game box, exclusively for our backers only!Estimated delivery:Add $15 USD to ship outside the US
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Previous reward tier + STAR WILL BE NAMED IN YOUR HONOR! Hurry up to be the first, the quantity is limited. Who knows, maybe in a couple of centuries, this star will indeed be so named, as it has already happened? Also, you will be able to test the game in its early development on special browser-based platform!Estimated delivery:Add $15 USD to ship outside the US
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Previous reward tier + WEAPON OR DEVICE WILL BE NAMED IN YOUR HONOR. Instead of the star, WEAPON or DEVICE will be named after you and you will be included in the history of its creation. Please notice that star naming is not included due to limited amount of the stars in the first version that can be renamedEstimated delivery:Add $15 USD to ship outside the US
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Previous reward tier + PLANET WILL BE NAMED IN YOUR HONOR. Instead of a star or equipment, a whole PLANET will be named after you and you will be included in its history as a historical figure - and become part of the game universe.Estimated delivery:Add $15 USD to ship outside the US
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Previous reward tier + MINI-PORTRAIT OF YOU AS A PILOT! Instead of becoming a planet, you will become a CHARACTER in the game. You will be painted by our amazing artist (your photo is required) and become a living part of the game! Beside that, in the MMO version this portrait will be available only to you (as your avatar picture). Also, we will send this picture to you in higher resolution so you will be able to use it as an avatar for social networks, forums and any other sites you wish.Estimated delivery:Add $15 USD to ship outside the US
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Previous reward tier + MINI-PORTRAIT OF YOU AS A PIRATE! Instead of a simple pilot, your alter ego will be a terror of common pilots and wretched merchants! Of course, you'll get this picture in higher resolution for use as your personal avatar to imbue horror into your friends at any site you wish - and especially in the MMO version!Estimated delivery:Add $15 USD to ship outside the US
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Previous reward tier + MINI-PORTRAIT OF YOU AS A CAPTAIN OF A SPACE BASE. Warning: VERY EXCLUSIVE! You will become a part of one of the story lines and will have lifelong privileges at this base (which is especially valuable for the MMO version). Impress everyone by your power and authority!Estimated delivery:
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Previous reward tier + MINI-PORTRAIT OF YOU AS A SCIENTIST. Warning: SUPER EXCLUSIVE! There are two scientists and they are super important characters of the global storyline. All the players will necessarily meet them. In the MMO version, you will have super secret abilities (not affecting game balance) that will be revealed only to you.Estimated delivery:
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Previous reward tier + MINI-PORTRAIT OF YOU AS A CHIEF 'VILLAIN' OR COMMANDER. Warning: EXTREMELY EXCLUSIVE! Those are the main heroes of the game. The choice is given to the first one to get this reward, but both of them are simply stunning. In the MMO version, you will have exclusive political powers that will affect the whole universe.Estimated delivery:
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Previous reward tier + SHIP OF YOUR OWN DESIGN + MINI-PORTRAIT OF YOU AS A CONSTRUCTOR. Instead of a Commander or chief 'villain', you will be a constructor, but you will be able to participate in designing a ship. This means you will tightly work together with us and our artists to make a constructor of your dreams. Of course, you will be included in the history of the ship too. In the MMO version, everyone who will buy parts of this ship will pay you taxes in game money!Estimated delivery:
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A special offer for the real fans of space exploration and science who may be not particularly interested in games but space per se. We will give... No, not a reception in your honour. We'll give you a unique opportunity to go on a four-day visit to one of the most mysterious objects - the Baikonur space launching site where you will be able to watch a real launch of a spacecraft (of course, along with the game designer of 'Divine Space'). An unforgettable experience is guaranteed. That's it! And, in addition, you'll get the $2,000 reward levelEstimated delivery:
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